About the Community Board

The Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board holds regular meetings that you’re welcome to attend. Anyone can ask to speak to the Community Board about a local issue, activity or project. 

The Community Board's main roles are to:

  • Represent and act as an advocate for the interests of our community.
  • Consider and report on all matters referred to us by the council, or any matter of interest to the board.
  • Maintain an overview of services provided by the council within the community.
  • Communicate with community organisations and special interest groups within the community.

Community funding

The Community Board offers grants to assist local groups to undertake small community projects.

We have three funds currently open for community to apply to, which are Discretionary Response Fund, Youth Development Fund and Koru Fund.

The Strengthening Communities Fund opens on 4 March 2024 and close at noon on 12 April 2024.

This fund supports community-focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch city area.

Successful applicants will be paid after 1 September 2024.

More information on community funding.

What's happening in the community


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Local events

Saturday 24 February 2024 09:00 am to 03:30 am

Summer Jam

Family Fun day

Christchurch Avon Hub, North Parade.

Bring along the whole whānau for a FUN DAY OUT.

Chill zone & Challenges, Music, Prizes, Canterbury Rams & Trophy! Haircuts & Braiding, kai, inclusive games with Halberg & more!


3x3 Comp Grades:

U13, U15, U17, open Male and Female, inclusive, mixed social & competitive grades.

(Outdoor event, make sure you bring suncreen, hats and plenty of water.)

Saturday 2 March 2024 12:00 pm

House of Hoopz Streetball Aranui

The next in the House of Hoopz series is at Wainoni Park.

3on3 streetball tournament (13-18 years)

Registrations on the day at 12:00pm. Games start from 12:30pm.


Prizes and giveaways on the day + much more....

Monday 29 April 2024 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Greater Linwood Forum

Open forum providing and opportunity for connection, collaboration and info sharing.

The forum brings together multiple agencies, organisations and community to connect, get updates on what's going on in the Linwood area, enabling better partnerships.

This Greater Linwood Forum is being hosted by The Loft at Eastgate Mall.

Every Friday evening 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Summer Food Truck Friday's

Getting bored with Fish & Chips Fridays? Come on down to Common Ground for Food Truck Friday & get delicious burgers & Bratwurst, sumptuous Thai, yummy noodles, crispy chicken & round off the evening with some delectable waffles. For more info, visit their Facebook page.

Every Friday, 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. From now till Christmas, with a short hiatus over Christmas/New Year & starts again at the end of January 2024.

Venue: Common Ground. 91 Estuary Road, New Brighton


Watch our latest community board meeting video below. Browse our YouTube channel for more videos.

Tree Planting Plans

Tree planting plans open for feedback

We are consulting on a series of tree planting plans for parks and reserves across Ōtautahi Christchurch.

This map shows the tree planting plans in your community board area. Click on the tree icons to learn more and provide feedback.

Meet your community board

Each board is made up of councillors and community board members who are elected every three years in local body elections.

Paul McMahon


Community Board member for the Linwood Ward

021 184 1072
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154

Jackie Simons

Deputy Chairperson

Community Board member for the Linwood Ward

027 4732795
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154

Tim Baker

Community Board member for the Burwood Ward

027 727 6111
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154

Kelly Barber

Kelly Barber

Councillor for Burwood Ward

021 086 76195
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

Celeste Donovan

Celeste Donovan

Councillor for Coastal Ward

021 289 9880
PO Box 73016, Christchurch

Alex Hewison

Community Board member for the Coastal Ward

027 277 9810
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154

Yani Johanson

Yani Johanson

Councillor for Linwood Ward

021 799 321
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

Greg Mitchel

Greg Mitchel

Community Board member for the Burwood Ward

027 302 3812
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154

Jo Zervos

Jo Zervos

Community Board member for the Coastal Ward

021 077 6604
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154

Your local Community Governance Team

Chris Turner-BullockManager Community Governance03 941 8233christopher.turner@ccc.govt.nz
Cindy SheppardCommunity Board Advisor03 941 6547cindy.sheppard@ccc.govt.nz
Emily ToaseCommunity Development Advisor03 941 5216emily.toase@ccc.govt.nz
Rory CrawfordCommunity Development Advisor03 941 7069rory.crawford@ccc.govt.nz
Jacqui MillerCommunity Recreation Advisor03 941 5333jacqui.miller@ccc.govt.nz